Renewable LPG (rLPG)
is a renewable fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats, a mix of wastes, residues, and solar/wind power.
Renewable LPG (rLPG) has the same properties as conventional LPG and can therefore be delivered, stored and used in exactly the same way as LPG is.
What is it made from?
rLPG is created from renewable and waste materials. The feedstocks undergo a series of processes to purify their energy content.
rLPG is identical as a fuel to conventional LPG and is transported and stored in the same tanks and used for the same applications and equipment, making the transition from LPG to rLPG seamless.
What is it used for?
Just like LPG, rLPG can be used in many different sectors, such as domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural and for transportation. Wherever heat, light or power is required.
LPG and rLPG are significantly lower in carbon than other liquid fossil fuels and they can substitute or replace heating oil. LPG and rLPG can help off-the-gas grid or rurally located businesses in the agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors, that currently use heating oil, start their decarbonisation.
rLPG is a clean-burning fuel that produces very low concentrations of harmful air pollutants.
Combusting rLPG in a boiler produces 90%-99% lower concentrations of particulate matter (PM) than heating oil, coal and biomass.
When used in a typical gas boiler, rLPG can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70%-80% compared to heating oil.
This can be lowered further when rLPG is consumed in a hybrid heat pump, or combined heat and power system, and when energy efficiency measures are installed.
Already available on the market, rLPG is an affordable and convenient ‘drop-in’ solution to decarbonisation for a variety of rural off-grid homes and businesses. Made from a diverse mix of renewable feedstocks and processes, rLPG can deliver up to 90% carbon emissions reduction and emits the same low NOx, SOx and PM as conventional LPG.
A drop-in alternative
rLPG’s fuel properties are identical to conventional LPG. It can replace conventional LPG but the two can also be blended and used by existing appliances suitable for use with LPG, without having to change or upgrade equipment or appliances.
Lower than low carbon footprint
The mission behind the development of rLPG is to further reduce carbon emissions and the environmental impact of LPG, which already emits 35% less CO2 than coal and 20% less than heating oil. rLPG fulfils that mission – it emits up to 90% less CO2 than conventional LPG.
rLPG is not an innovation for the distant future, it is already available on the European market in quantities that can service the energy needs of thousands of families and businesses. Currently, production is being increased and the market upscaled.